Thursday, June 24, 2010

DVD about the three The Jaquet-Droz automata

Including perhaps the famous writing automaton created by Maillardet, there are no finer examples in art of automata than the masterpieces created by the Swiss-born watchmaker Pierre Jaquet-Droz (1721–1790). Around 1770-1772, Jaquet-Droz created three incredibly sophisticated automata know as The Writer, The Draftsman, and The Musician.

The video clip shown here is from an excellent DVD entitled The Jaquet-Droz Androids. The film covers all three Jaquet-Droz automata.

Learn more about this documentary and order a DVD at

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wanted to order the DVD from France to Canada but changed my mind after seeing the price: $70 with the shipping.

September 21, 2010 at 7:20 PM  

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